Thomas Ostyn, third-generation owner of kitchen and interior design studio Obumex, takes us inside his light-filled, multi-functional Belgian sanctuary designed by Nicolas Schuybroek Architects.
On the outskirts of Brussels, a patch of land surrounded by dense woodlands presented a new opportunity for Thomas, his wife Julie and their three children. He appointed Belgian architect Nicolas Schuybroek, who debuted his first kitchen interpretation for Obumex at Milan Design Week this year, to design his first family home. “Floor-to-ceiling windows invite nature and light inside, while our spacious internal areas allow us to roam about as if we were immersed in the landscape itself,” Thomas says. Of working alongside Nicolas, he says, “our partnership was incredibly positive. Nicolas’ vision was aligned with my Obumex way of thinking from decisions regarding space and light, right through to material choices.”